Weekend reading: ban factory farms
Food and Water Watch has a new report advocating a ban on factory farms.
Why? Because factory farms:
- Produce enormous volumes of waste
- Fuel climate change
- Pollute air and water
- Exploit workers
- Harm animal welfare
- Drive antibiotic resistance
- Harm rural communities
This is ten years after the report of the Pew Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production (on which I served).
Not much has changed but this new one is particularly well researched and is a welcome addition to the ongoing debate.